On April 15, the Robbinsdale City Council unanimously voted to appoint Acting Police Chief Jim Franzen as the city’s newest police chief. Franzen  fills the position vacated by former chief Steve Smith, who resigned in March after being arrested in a prostitution sting in Coon Rapids. The newly-minted chief spoke metaphorically about the events that [...]

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Utility crews from the city of Brooklyn Center will commence the flushing of water lines starting Sunday, April 27, for four consecutive nights from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Residents are encouraged to check their water before doing laundry during the nightly process, as the flushing process may loosen rust in residents’ pipes that could [...]

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A Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park-based food shelf will partner with a statewide produce harvest program for the third year in a row to provide low-income residents with fresh fruits and vegetables. The Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) is entering the third year of its partnership with the Garden Gleaning Project, a sustainability program funded [...]

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Despite a morning rainfall and temperatures hovering around 40 degrees, area residents gathered at Brookview Community Center for the annual Run the Valley event April 12. This year the event celebrated its 20th year. According to Mayor Shep Harris, participation seemed average. With a questionable forecast, Recreation Supervisor Jeanne Fackler was concerned the event may [...]

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King of Grace Lutheran Church and School, 6000 Duluth Street, Golden Valley, will host a blood drive 1-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29. To make an appointment visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code KingOfGraceGV, sign up in the Fellowship Hall or call 612-518-7604.

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by Kimberley Lewis Sun POST Newspapers   The Seven Dreams Education Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and what better way to celebrate than to award its 100th grant. The Foundation began as a way to fund innovative ideas for Robbinsdale Area Schools staff. Generously supported yearly by the district’s Staff Charitable Giving [...]

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